General Electric Growth Leader in East Cleveland, Ohio

About Us:

At GE Lighting, we’re bringing the future to light through a new generation of lighting that is as different from Edison’s first light bulbs as smartphones are from the first telephones. We’re innovating ultra-efficient, high-quality and affordable LEDs for every socket and every room in the home. Plus, we’re unleashing the ultimate living experience through a suite of connected lighting products that enable homeowners to do more, be better and connect simply.

C by GE/Connected:

GE’s C by GE brand unleashes the ultimate living experience through a suite of connected products that enable homeowners to do more and be better. Part of the GE Lighting portfolio, C by GE products build on the company’s century of innovation, invention and imagination at work. Our deep understanding of the home and our expertise in the connectivity of things results in simple, connected designs to help people thrive.

In the US, GE continues to be the most recognized, respected, trusted and preferred lighting brand.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:

GE Lighting has an exciting opportunity for a visionary leader with experience in the software, lighting and/or connected home industry. The role of Growth Leader will be pivotal in defining & executing a strategy to expand GE Lighting’s presence in underleveraged markets & geographies as well as building our portfolio of smart products, applications, software and interfaces. They will define Lighting’s smart home growth plan & work across all functions to achieve the growth initiatives.

Essential Responsibilities:

Additionally, as the Growth Leader, you will be responsible for:

  • Creating a vision, developing a and implementing a strategic plan for Smart Home (hardware, software, and customer support) focused on delivering profitable growth and evolving the business to be an integral part of a total GE Lighting consumer home solution

  • Defining, developing and executing a multi-generational global business strategy including portfolio management, NPI execution and go to market strategy toachieve Sales, Contribution Margin, Operating Margin and market share objectives

  • Establishing effective operating rhythms designed to achieve planned growth objectives

  • Leading and developing a diverse team of Technology and Commercial professionals in both a direct and dotted line reporting capacity

  • Setting a partnership strategy that drives the GE presence in new and existing homes

  • Working collaboratively to determine the best approaches for software and hardware platforms that offer peripheral home services

  • Driving competitive differentiation, customer value and product line growth

  • Collaborate with Marketing to perform market industry research and analysis, competitive assessments, and customer / market segmentation to identify new growth platforms and opportunities

  • Driving customer involvement with marketing and sales to understand market needs and developing winning commercial and product strategies

  • Drive and implement a systems level approach to internal development and external go to market execution that encompasses fixture and LED lamps, sensors, cloud and gateway computing performance, software and application as a total GE system

  • Implement a results oriented, multi-year plan to grow Smart Home from a product business to a product, data and analytics service offering Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 8 years experience in a commercial, business development, or leadership role Desired Characteristics:

  • MBA from an accredited university or college

  • Strong executive presence and ability to influence cross-functionally and globally

  • Proven ability to develop strategy and deliver results

  • Ability to create and execute a vision

  • Demonstrated ability to grasp technical landscape, strong technical acumen

  • Ability to energize teams at all levels of the organization and effectively balance multiple initiatives

  • Strong communication and verbal skills

  • Cross functional breadth to provide strong leadership and direction to product teams

  • Strong analytical and statistical data driven skills

  • Ability to develop and present new product business cases, cost / benefit analysis, economic modeling, and resourcing plans

GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Locations: United States; Ohio; East Cleveland

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.